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Gemini was a United States manned space program that bridged the original Mercury program that first got the country into space and the later Apollo missions that landed on the moon. Two astronauts flew aboard each Gemini mission. The program had several goals, all of which were accomplished: learning to rendezvous, or meet up with, another vehicle or object in space; learning to dock, or actually lock up with, another vehicle; learning to work outside the spacecraft in the vacuum of space (known as "extra-vehicular activity," or EVA); and proving that humans could survive in space for the length of time necessary for trips to the moon (up to two weeks total). Ten manned Gemini missions were flown in 1965 and 1966.

A Trip Through Time and Space

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In March the Explorers visited the National Museum of the United States Air Force outside of Dayton, Ohio, to learn about the early days of the manned space program and the ways—and reasons—that astronauts landed on the moon.

The Lunar Challenge

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In February the Explorers learned about the early days of the U.S. manned space program, starting with a film about one of the Apollo missions to the moon and then continuing with an outing on a frigid and snowy morning to the National Museum of the United States Air Force.

Out of This World

In February 2010 the Explorers learned about the early days of the United States manned space program and the motivations and efforts that led to the moon landings.

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